International Journal of Dentistry / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Pericoronal Follicles of Asymptomatic Impacted Teeth: A Radiographic, Histomorphologic, and Immunohistochemical Study

Table 1

Histopathological findings in the epithelial and mesenchymatic components of 140 pericoronal follicles divided in NPF and HPF.

 ComponentNPFHPF
N: 127N: 13
n%n%

Epithelial
 Reduced enamel epithelium7861.4646.2
 Squamous metaplasia1713.4430.8
 Cystic epithelium1511.8323.0
 Absent1713.400
Mesenchymatic
 Dense connective tissue10179.51184.6
 Loose connective tissue2620.5215.4
 Presenting inflammation5845.71076.9
 Epithelial islands11892.913100
 Dystrophic calcifications2418.9430.8

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